Q: Here in the valleys of
Tihamah, Qahtan and Khawlan,
.We have some traditions that are known as Al-Harasiyyah.
If a person is killed and people do not know who the killer was, men guard the murdered person on the first night of their death before enshrouding or burying him. The deceased is taken far away from people, and while he is being guarded he utters his name and the name of the person who killed him. This ends the problem, after which reconciliation is made between the tribes. Is it true that the murdered person speaks? Is this the deed of Satan and Jinn? Please answer us so that people can be warned against this.
What is mentioned in the question has no origin in Shari`ah (Islamic Law), rather it is (Part No. 2; Page No. 206) the deed of Satan, and it is impermissible for Muslims to practice this. Manslaughter is proven by the establishment of legal evidence such as confession, existence of upright witnesses, or applying Lawath (circumstantial evidence) in case of Qasamah (exoneration from an accusation of murder by swearing fifty oaths).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.